2023 AGM of the Soil & Health Association

The 2023 AGM will be held at 10am over Zoom on Saturday October 7th.

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Vote in the 2023 Election of National Council

Read about the candidates and vote here: soilandhealth.org.nz/association-meetings-and-events/2023-election-of-national-council

Electronic voting will close 5pm Thursday 5 October. If you attend the AGM as a member, you can vote on the day.


  1. Welcome and Notice of General Business
  2. Acceptance of Agenda
  3. Attendance and Apologies
  4. Confirmation of the Minutes of the 2022 AGM
  5. Introduction of Voting Section
    • Nominees for National Council
    • Nominees address to members
    • Questions to nominees
  6. Voting
  7. Reports
    •  Chair’s Report
    •  BioGro Report
    •  Branch Reports
  8. Financial Report
  9. Remit to adopt new Constitution
  10. General Business
    • Nomination of Brendan Hoare for Honorary Life Membership
  11. Closing

A PDF of the AGM Agenda is available here. Please note that the previously advised agenda was amended on 4th October 2023.

Draft minutes

The draft minutes of the 2022 AGM are available here: Draft minutes of the 2022 AGM


The AGM papers are available below:


We have one remit, which is to adopt a revised constitution. To read more about the remit, and vote, see: soilandhealth.org.nz/association-meetings-and-events/2023-agm-remits/

Nomination for Honorary Life Membership – Brendan Hoare

Jenny Lux, Chair, would like to propose a motion that the members at the AGM ratify Brendan Hoare’s nomination as an Honorary Life Member of the Association, as agreed by the National Council. The motion is seconded by Barbara Collis, Treasurer.

The original nomination for Brendan’s life membership came from Philippa Jamieson and Marion Thomson.

The Soil & Health National Council consider Brendan a very worthy candidate of an Honorary Life Membership.

Brendan has had a long involvement in organics for well over 30 years.  In particular, he has had a long and loyal association with Soil & Health, and he continues to take an active part in Soil & Health activities and direction.

Brendan’s organic involvement includes studying at the BHU under Bob Crowder, teaching organics at Unitec, organising Soil & Health conferences, and sitting on Soil & Health’s National Council for several years (including as the Association’s president).  Brendan has been on the World Board of IFOAM, was CEO of OANZ for several years and has been involved with BioGro and OrganicFarmNZ.  Brendan is also the Founding Director of Buy Pure New Zealand.

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